2012 SUPERCHEAP AUTO BATHURST
JAMIE Whincup has beaten David Reynolds to team with Paul Dumbrell to win a race of the ages at Mount Panorama today.
In 30 of the most intense, relentless and high-pressure laps contested in the 50-year history of the Great Race, Whincup held off attack after attack from Reynolds to win his fourth Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000.
Whincup won by just 0.3s after the final five laps saw the two streak away from the field as they battled for the win.
The battle was clean but will be remembered by the more than 57,000 people in attendance today as one of the best in Bathurst’s history.
It was the first win for Paul Dumbrell and certainly a coming-of-age for Reynolds, who showed maturity beyond his years in his pursuit of the TeamVodafone driver.
Craig Lowndes fought his way to third in the closing stages after pit strategy saw he and Warren Luff buried in the field for large chunks of today’s race.
James Courtney and Cameron McConville finished fourth and Michael Caruso and Greg Ritter fifth for Fujitsu Racing.